The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, May 04, 1894, Image 6

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This is How It Stands.
In Red Willow county, Nebraska, ac
cording to the American Newspaper
Directory for 1894, now in press, the
McCook Tribune has a larger regular
issue than any other paper.
Geo. P. Roweee & Co.
Keep your eye on the Professor.
He’s a winner.
The death of Frank Hatton of
the Washington Post will be gen
erally deplored.
The strike on the Great North
ern railroad has been compromised
and traffic resumed.
Senator Stockbridge of Mich
igan has joined the innumerable
caravan, at a ripe old age.
The Nebraska supreme court
has wisely decided that the Chris
tian science method of attempting
to heal is in violation of law.
The Ferris wheel is being taken
down and will be removed to New
York City. 150 cars will be nec
essary to transport it. $150,000
will be the cost of removal, trans
portation and erection.
General Master Workman
Sovereign of the Knights of La
bor, is authority for the statement
that a general tie-up of Iowa roads
will follow their continued refusal
to furnish a train for Kelley’s army.
The Beaver City Tribune has
gone into the coupon business:
“This coupon when brought or
sent to this office with ten cents in
cash, will enable the publisher to
buy one pound of beefsteak.
Stamps taken.”
The Order of Odd Fellows was
established in the United States
seventy-five years ago on the 25th
of April, in the city of Baltimore.
There are now 700,000 memters
in the United States and they hon
ored the anniversary on the 25th
and 26th of the month.
While Jack McCool and Tom
Majors are making a neck and
neck race for the Republican nom
ination for governor, the Populists
seem to have pretty generally set
tled upon J. N. Gaffin of Saunders,
speaker of the house. The Dem
ocrats—well, no matter, they will
not be in it anyhow.
The recent material reduction
in the price of the Lincoln Journal
places Nebraska:s leading daily
within the reach of all. As the
price of that excellent and enter
prising daily declines, its service
is being elevated, until its various
departments compose a great news
paper of rare excellence and in
The congressional central com
mittee of the Fifth district met in
the Hampton house parlors at
Holdrege, Tuesday evening, May
1st. All but three counties were
represented, Furnas, Nuckolls and
Gosper not sending delegates. A
large number of representative re
publicans from over the district
were also present. It was decided
to call the convention August 9th,
at that place, the total number of
delegates being 160, apportioned
to the various counties based on
the vote cast for I. M. Raymond,
elector-at-large in 1892. Among
the prospective candidates present
for the republican nomination were
W. E. Andrews, H. H. Benson, J.
L. McPheely, John C. Allen and
W. P. McCreary.
How He Saved Hiinotelf From Capture
When Inside the Federal Lines.
Bishop Polk of Louisiana, who served
so zealously in tho Confederate army,
had one adventure at the battle of Per
ryville which is best told in his own
words. Ho says:
About dark, shortly after the arrival
of Liddeii’s brigade, I observed a body
of men whom I believed to bo Confed
erates standing at an angle to this bri
gade and firing obliquely at the newly
arrived troops.
“Dear me,” said I, “this is very sad.
It must be stopped. ” So I turned round,
but could find none of my young men,
who were about on various messages. I
determined to ride up myself and settle
the matter. I cantered up to the colonel
of the regiment, asked him in angry
tones what he meant by shooting at his
friends and desired him to cease doing
so at once.
“I don’t think there can be any mis
take about it,” he said, with some sur
prise. ‘ ‘ I am sure they are the enemy. ’ ’
“Enemy!” I said. “Why, Ihaveonly
just left them myself. Cease firing, sir!
What is your name, sir?”
“My name is Colonel - of the
-, and pray, sir, who are you?”
Then, for the first time, I saw to my
astonishment that he was a Federal, and
that I was in the rear of the Federal
lines. I knew there was no hope but in
brazening it out, my dark blouse and the
increasing obscurity befriending me, so
I approached quite close to him, shook
my fist in his face and said:
“I’ll soon show you who I am. Cease
firing at once!”
I then turned my horse and cantered
slowly down the line, shouting in an
authoritative manner to the Federals to
cease firing.
At the same time I experienced a dis
agreeable sensation like screwing up my
back and calculating how many bullets
could lie between my shoulders. I was
afraid to increase my pace till I got to a
small copse, and then I put the spurs in
and galloped back to my men. I rode up
to the nearest officer and said to him,
"Colonel, I have reconnoitered those fel
lows pretty closely, and there is no mis
take about their being Federals!”—
Youth’s Companion.
Religious Foot Washing In Paris.
The church, being fond of striking
contrasts, put forth all her pomp while
the archbishop was going through the
humiliations of the ceremonial. Strict
ly speaking, there is no foot washing.
The 12 indigent old men had their feet
washed before they came to the cathe
When seated there in a row, stock
ingless, but with slippers resembling
those worn by seabathers at Trouville,
the archbishop approaches them, attend
ed by his vicars general. One of these
ecclesiastics bears a golden ewer, with a
narrow neck, in which is scented water,
and the other a basin and napkins of
fine damask linen. A footstool is before
each old man. The basin is set on it by
the archbishop. This done, the person
whose feet are to be washed withdraws
them from the canvas slippers and holds
them over the basin. His grace then
pours a few drops of water over each
foot. This done, a towel is handed to
him, and he wipes the water away.
As there are 12 persons to be attend
ed to, this office, which is taken to sym
bolize Christian charity and humility,
is repeated as many times. A grand pro
cession, followed by an anthem, ends the
service. —Paris Correspondent London
Two Great Days.
The teacher was instructing the arith
metic class in history.
“On what day is Washington’s birth
day?’ ’ she inquired.
“Twenty-second of February,” an
swered the class.
“And Independence day?”
"The Fourth of July. ”
“What is the difference between the
two days?”
This seemed to be a poser, and no re
ply was forthcoming. Finally a young
ster who had been scribbling on a slip
of paper held up his hand.
“Good for you, Johnny,” said the
teacher encouragingly. “Now tell us
what the difference is between these two
of the greatest days in our national his
tory. ”
“Four months and 12 days, ma’am,”
and the teacher was shocked, because
she had forgotten there was an arithme
tic side to the question as well as a his
tory one.—Detroit Free Press.
Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is so called from the
curious custom of strewing ashes on the
head as a sign of penitence. It was prob
ably instituted by Gregory the Great,
who was pope from 590 to 604. Origi
nally the ashes were consecrated on the
altar before mass, sprinkled with holy
water and signed three times with the
cross. During this ceremony the priest re
cited these words, ‘ ‘Memento quod cinis
es et in cinerem reverteris.” (Remem
ber that thou art dust and must return to
dust.) The ashes thus consecrated were
then strewn on the heads of the officiat
ing priests and the assembled people.
The ashes were usually obtained by
burning the palms consecrated on the
preceding (Palm) Sunday.—St. Louis
Governed by Women.
At the election in Spring Hill, Kan.,
on April 3, women were elected to all
the municipal offices, including mayor,
councilmen and police judges. Spring
Hill is a town of about 700 inhabitants,
on the Missouri river, Fort Scott and
Gulf railroad, in Johnson county. It
has two churches, a bank and flourishing
mills.—Kansas Exchange.
An Eventful Day.
“Well, welll” exclaimed the editor.
“If that wasn’t a queer experience!”
“What was that?” said the foreman.
“There was a man in here just now
who didn’t seem to know any more
about how a newspaper should be run
than do. ”—Washington Star.
‘‘I did not think you could be so fool
ish, Agnes. What! jealous of a mere child
like Kate!"
The speaker was a man between 35 and
40. Handsome he certainly was, kind
hearted and generous all could testify whc
knew him.
The person addressed was in the full
maturity of womanhood, with a thought
ful and earnest look in her face that show
ed that she had felt and suffered beyond
the majority of her sex.
“Kate is not a child, but a woman, Ar
thur,” she replied, “a very pretty woman
as no one knows better than you.”
Arthur Reeves looked Bharply at hi!
Agnes understood that look and saic
“I saw you beneath the elm last even
ing. I had heard many things before, bui
could not credit them. The evidence ol
my own senses I must believe.”
“Go on,” he said,with forced coolness.
“I suppose I may as well take my lectur*
now as any time.”
“I am not going to lecture you, Arthur
nor even reproach you. The time for thai
has passed. I simply wish to convinc<
you that you have been mistaken in th<
feelings that you have professed to cherisl
for me—that we have both been mistak
“I love you, Agnes. You know that.”
“And yet I am not sufficient for you.
Your eyes, if not your lips, have said tht
same to Kate Norton as well as others.”
“This is the sheerest folly, Agnesi Mj
feelings for Kate are as those I cherish foi
my little sister Ellen.”
“If you think so you deceive yourself.
And whether it be so or not it is evideni
that the feelings aroused in her heart art
of a far different nature.”
“You do Kate great injustice, Agnes
she is as innocent hearted as a child.”
“You must have a strange idea of the
innocence of childhood. Kate Norton hac
little reputation to lose before she mei
you. She has less now. A girl that cat
openly boast that there is not a marriec
lady of her acquaintance but what is jeal
ous of her has as little principle as deli
ten you again, Agnes, mat 1 ao noi
care for Kate. I have paid her some atten
tion, it is true, but it is because I know
she has few pleasures, and I wanted tc
make her stay as pleasant as possible.”
“And yet, when, after months of close
confinement in the schoolroom, I sought s
brief respite from many cares, the change
of scene and air I so sorely needed, yot
did not think it necessary to devote your
self so assiduously to me, who, if half youi
assurances are to be believed, have a claim
upon you more sacred than any other.
You could even leave me alone for days—
not on account of business—but in pursuit
of pleasures in which I had no share. ’ ’
Arthur Reeves winced at these words.
“ You are jealous Agnes, and a jealous
woman can never see things as they are. ’
The two had been walking along s
wooded path. They had now reached tht
brow of a hill, from which diverged twe
paths—one leading to Agnes’ home, the
other to the village, whose • glittering
spires could be seen in the distance.
“Our paths lie separate here, Arthur.”
“And our life paths as well? Is that
what you wish to say, Agnes?”
“Our life paths as well. ”
No cme knew all it cost her to uttej
those calmly spoken words—certainly not
the man who, winning that loving heart,
had held it so tightly.
Motionless, with arms folded tightly
across his chest, he watched her retreating
form. Perhaps there was a faint hope in
his heart that she would pause or turn hei
head, but Agnes was not the woman tc
falter' or look back in the path she had
She kept steadily on, not even turning
when she reached the door, which, closing
upon her, shut him out as completely from
her heart and life as if he had never been.
Then he felt as he never had before, ii
not all that she had been, all that she
might have been to him.
It was Arthur Reeves’ misfortune thai
he could not resist the voice of flattery,
especially from the lips of a pretty woman.
Did such smile upon him or hang upon
his accents with delight, partly real, part
ly feigned, for the time being she swayed
and seemed to fill his heart wholly.
He wooed Agnes Irwin eagerly and per
sistently—for she was not a woman to be
won unsought—never resting until he
knew that her whole heart was his.
It was not that he did not know how
rich was the treasure he had won; to be
loved so entirely and exclusively would
have been gratifying to any man, but he
was one of those with whom a love once
won has lost its charm.
Arthur made no attempt to change a
purpose that he well knew was unchange
able. He married a few months after, and
no one prayed more fervently for his hap
piness than did she from whose life he had
taken much of its bloom and brightness.
Some years after, when what we have
recorded was looked upon as a troubled
dream, in taking up a paper her attention
was arrested by the following paragraph:
“Arthur Reeves, a well known merchant
in-, has eloped with a gay young
widow. The guilty pair left for Europe on
the last steamer. The scoundrel leaves
behind him a wife, whose conduct has
been irreproachable, and three children.
Mrs. Reeves returned yesterday to her
father’s house, which she left six years
ago as a happy bride.”
When the shock that this gave her had
subsided, what grateful emotions swelled
her heart that hers were not those worse
than fatherless children; that she was not
that more than widowed wife, returning
in shame and sorrow to her father’s house!
—Boston Globe.
Ancient Hospitals.
Ancient Egyptian records are vague in
their allusions to the treatment of the sick,
but it seems likely,from a legend which is
given in the Papyrus Ebers, that a clinic
existed in connection with the temple of
Heliopolis. It is equally probable that, if
the history of the temples of .Esculapius
could be unveiled, we should find that in
them also a hospital supplemented the
shrine, and that the sick who offered sacri
fices there found something ryore than
“faith healing” within their walls. But
from none of these are our hospitals de
rived ; they were destroyed or forgotten in
the barbarian conquests, and so utter is
the oblivion into which they fell that it is
now an article of the popular creed that it
is to Christianity we owe the first idea of
care for the sick and afflicted.—Quarterly
The following notice was posted up on a
pleasure boat:
“The chairs in the cabin are for the la
dies. Gentlemen are requested not to
tnake use of them till the ladies are seat
Established 1886. Strictly One Price.
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Have You Seen Our New Spring and Summer Stock of
and Bars’ Strai, Fin ail Wool Hats,
All Desirable Styles and Qualities in Both Medium and Light Weight
- Manager,
Look Us Over. •
I have for sale, in addition to all lots
in McCook owned by the Lincoln Land
Company, a number of choice residences
and business lots, among others:
No. 61—5 roomed residence on Man
chester Avenue.
No. 62—8 roomed residence on Main
No. 63—Two choice east front lots on
Melvin street, opposite high school.
No. 64—Small residence on McDowell
street, only $350.00, a bargain.
No. 65—8 roomed residence on Monroe
street, first class property; close in.
No. 66—The Dr. Davis residence, cor
ner Marshall and Dolan streets.
No. 67—S roomed residence corner
Douglass and Monmouth streets.
All bargains. Prices and terms made
known on application.
J. E. Kelley,
Office First National Bank Building,
ground floor.
The Home Market.
Oats.35 Wheat... .35 to .45
Corn.28 to 30 Potat’s.90 to $1.25
Hogs.$4.25 to $4.50 Hay.$6 to $8
Steers.. $3to$3-5o Cows,$1.75to$2.00
Butter.15 Eggs.8
Flour . . ..So to $1.50 Feed. . .80 to $1.25
Wyandotte Eggs for Sale.
Eggs of the celebrated S. L. Wyan
dotte chickens for sale—f 1 for sitting of
fifteen. Six sittings for $5. Leave
orders at C. M. Noble’s or The Tri
bune office. Benj. Baker.
Irrigateddarden Tracts.
I have for sale, on easy terms, 5 and 10
acre tracts, one mile from McCook, with
permanent water rights. Just the thing
for market gardening. J. E. KELLEY,
Office First National Bank Building
House Cleaning. %
Anything in the line of second hand
goods you have for sale or trade, go to
Ludwick’s second hand store. Repair
ing in tinware done promptly. Cast off
clothing bought and traded for.
For Rent.
Two iront rooms over drug store.
L. W. McConneei* & Co.
At McCook,
In the State of Nebraska, at the close of
business April 28th, 1S94.
Loans and Discounts.528,449.62
Due from National Banks. 900.39
Real Estate, Furniture and Fixtures 2,000.00
Current Expenses and Taxes paid.. 2,258.79
Checks and other Cash Items. 298.53
Bills of other Banks. 560.00
Fractional Paper Currency, Nickels
and Cents. 48.16
Specie. 1.847.00
Capital Stock Paid in.825,000.00
Undivided Profits. 2,255.65
Individual Deposits Subject to Check 3,583.49
Time Certificates of Deposit. 5.523.35
I. S. Cordeal, cashier of the above-named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. S. Cordeal, Cashier.
Subscribed and swom to before me this 4th
day of May, 1894. C. H. Boyle,
Notary Public.
Albany, Oregon. May 23d, 1S93. For the
above occasion we will sell round trip tickets
to Portland, Oregon, for $65.50. Tickets on
sale May 7th to 10th, inclusive, and May 14th
to 17th, inclusive. Limit going 10 days from
date of sale, with final limit July 15th. Stop
overswill be allowed in either direction within
above limits. C. E. Magner, Agent.
Carson & West
Until the first of August for 3 cents a quart. AVait for their
wagon. Purest of milk. Courteous and prompt treatment.
To i. A. WILCOX & SON'S.
AVhere They
Are Offering Goods
At Unheard-of
Below is a Partial List
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Of the Many ...
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Seven Spools Coates’ Thread, only.80.25
One Hundred Yard Spool Silk, only.07 pjS
Fifty Yard Spool Silk, only.04 £>!
Twist, per spool.02
Steel Kiver Fancy and Cambric Prints per yard.05
Dress Cambric, all colors, per yard.05 tH
Indigo Blue Prints.06
German Blue Prints.10
Outing Shirts, worth 50 cents each, reduced to.25 [Vi
White Carpet Warp, per pound.20 S
Colored Carpet Warp, per pound.22>£
Large Boxes Anchor Matches.19 Ll
Export Matches.08
Twenty-five boxes Mule Matches.25 ^
Tooth Picks, per bunch.... .03 M
Twenty-five pounds New Currants. 1.00 ^
Twenty pounds of Kice. 1.00
California Evaporated Peaches.15}^ £2
Six Cans California Peaches . 1.00 '“N
Two 3-pound cans of heavy Syrup Peaches.30 [L,
Pie peaches, per can.12J^ (f4
Com, 10c. Pumpkin, 10c. Oyster and Soda Crackers, .07 gfe
£5f"Ask for prices on all-wool Henriettas
and Cashmeres. Doing a strictly cash business
and needing money has reduced the price on all
our goods. Come and see us.
Wishes to call the attention of
the people of McCook and vicinity
to the fact that he is fully prepared
with material and workmen to pro
duce the most stylish and sat
isfactory results in Spring and
Summer Clothing.
Call and Inspect His Stock. Main Avenue.